Nathan Bracken
Nathan Bracken

Full Name : Michael Scott Kasprowicz
Birthday : 10 February 1972
Birth Place : South Brisbane, Queensland
Country : Australia
Batting : Right  Handed Batsman
Bowling : Right  Fast Bowler
ODI Debut : Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, World Series, 1995/96
Test Debut : Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, 1st Test, 1996/97

A tall and lanky right arm fast bowler, Michael Kasprowicz has proven a wholehearted and reliable wicket taker at first-class level ever since the time of his debut for Queensland during the 1989-90 season. He endured regular battles with injury during the early part of his career but overcame those setbacks to develop into one of his country's most highly respected contemporary paceman. Kasprowicz went through his first two Tests wicketless; has generally only been used sparingly at international level; and has been forced to watch on as many less experienced players have been won national honours ahead of him. But it hasn't stopped him from continuing to produce consistently impressive performances for the Bulls in both forms of the game nor from remaining on the fringe of recalls to the international arena. Possessing a bustling run-up and an open-chested mode of delivery, his action and pace are both lively and he exhibits a capacity to produce hostile spells over sustained periods. To this stage of his career, his highest moment probably came when he routed England to claim seven wickets in an innings at The Oval. Kasprowicz will also always be remembered for his lionhearted efforts on the otherwise ill-fated Australian tour to India of 1998, when he overcame debilitating heat and the onset of a succession of injuries to his fellow bowlers to lead his country's attack with aplomb.

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